Hello everyone. Here is the deal. I am in the military and they pay for my schooling, if the school is Accredited. I have found an accredited shool for Mixing and Mastering. Im looking to become a Mixing/Mastering engineer. This will not be the only schooling I will recieve, its a starting point. I work right now, so going to a real studio for hands on training is out of the question. Not to mention the closest school for hands on training is on the other side of my state. Michigan. I have found a school that is accredited. Berklee Music I am considering taking courses through them. I will be taking, in the end, all their courses I can for the next year or so. Here is the first course I am considering. http://www.berkleemusic.com/school/course?course_item_id=8254&tab=4370243&program=music_production It requires Pro Tools, which I dont have, so I am just gonna get the MBox Mini as a small investment for the course. I asked if I could get away with using my other software, Cubase SX3, but you have to submit Pro Tools Session files to show your work. :evil: What else is gay is that I already have the Waves Bundle, which comes with the course. I know its a long road and experience is the key. In the past year of doing music as a hobby I have learned a great deal and am not inexperienced in the mastering/mixing field. Always learning, never will stop. Question 1. Has anyone here ever taken this course, or heard things about this school? Question 2. Once done with all my schooling, I am able and willing to invest 75000 dollars for gear and to Properly Treat my rooms, rooms are good size, but not LARGE. Hopefully that is enough cash. If not, I could do more cash. So what is a general price range for starting out. Quality, not overpriced, startup gear? The minimum startup amount of gear. Like one or two Compressor/Limiter peices, Eq hardware, and all the other accosiated gear. Im not talking about having 4 different types of compressors/limiters to add a certain flavor. I know that different kinds of gear, all add there own sonic characteristics. Im just looking for a starting point. Thanks if youve read this far. I type fast, so this only took probably 4 minutes.